Keeping the Skies Safe

As air travel becomes ubiquitous, the federal government must ensure that the crowded skies are both friendly and safe.  In order to reassure the public that these objectives can be achieved, the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) air traffic control system must be modernized and air traffic controllers must be adequately trained.

McAuliffe’s Shakedown in Charlottesville: Highway Robbery

“Road to Rio” was a popular 1947 installment of the “Road” series of comedies starring Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, and Dorothy Lamour.  But in 2015, it is “Rio Road” that is not sitting well with audiences in Charlottesville, Virginia.

CAGW Releases April WasteWatcher Report

For Immediate Release Contact: Alexandra Booze 202-467-5318
April 3, 2014  

Murkowski’s Folly

The first rule of communications is crafting an effective message. 

A March 11, 2014 op-ed in the Los Angeles Times by former Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt provided a unique glimpse into how messaging used by politicians can shift over time.  The editorial detailed the push in the 1990s by former Senators Frank Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) to build a 38-mile road connecting the Alaskan towns of King Cove and Cold Bay.  Opposed by the Clinton administration, the idea was to expedite the movement of seafood from the salmon canneries in King Cove to the airport in Cold Bay for distribution. 

CAGW Names Rep. Earl Blumenauer 2013 Porker of the Year

For Immediate Release Contact: Alexandra Booze 202-467-5318
February 6, 2014 Leslie K. Paige 202-467-5300


House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer a Close Second

Happy 35th Anniversary, Airline Deregulation!

As a hard-nosed researcher of low fares (in other words, I am a cheap flier), I am appreciative of the fact that, thirty five years ago today, President Jimmy Carter signed the Air Transportation Regulatory Reform Act into law, on October 24, 1978.


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CAGW Names Rep. Mike Rogers November 2018 Porker of the Month

Rep. Hoyer is CAGW's Porker of the Month for his support for being a leading proponent of a wasteful sixth military branch called the Space Force.